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Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 07:15

Frost, snow, sleet, rain and wind.



Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 18:29

Also looking on bright side I managed to run two and a half miles this morning without discomfort, ideal with an IM about a month away!

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 21:44

Look on the bright side, you will be doing 40mph + on the descent from Mirador  del Rio.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 16:41

I might need the 17 hours.

Ive been laid low by a cold/ virus and so done minimal training. Then when trying to get back to normal tried running but appear to have picked up an injury whilst sitting in my chair for a week.



UK's first Ironman Triathlon

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 22:39

From PACTRAC website

In 1984 an ex-paratrooper from Stamford, called Graham McLeod decided to organise an Ironman triathlon at Tallington Lakes. This proved a success, and the following year, the venue was switched to Ferry Meadows in Peterborough. There was initial interest in this Ironman race from some local Peterborough athletes, notably Steve Cox and Chris Boon, who were both lifeguards at the regional pool and the Lido. A meeting was organised to form a club in Peterborough to train for the Ironman and to meet like-minded people. This meeting took place in February 1985 at the museum, and the club was inaugurated. The meeting was attended and witnessed by Councillor Ken Winfrey. Laurie Miles also joined. He was to organise the Peterborough Marathon later that year, and was to become the chairman of PACTRAC.

The club then organised a number of mini triathlons and training sessions. Harold Frobisher was contacted, and joined the fold. He was a veteran of a number of Hawaii Ironman races, and fortunately for PACTRAC, he was the master in charge of the swimming pool at Oundle School. This 50-yard pool proved to be the perfect swim venue for PACTRAC's aspiring triathletes, and has continued to be the choice of venue ever since, providing the stability for the club to grow. The Ironman race duly took place in Ferry Meadows on 30th June, 1985 with 6 club members taking part.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 17:45

It does not start at 5am.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:01

For those that are wibbling.

A 2 hour swim and an 8 hour bike( 14mph) still gives you  6 hours to jog/ walk/run the bit at the end.

The sea will be most likely calm in the morning, the visibility is great, its salt water so more buoyant than fresh.

The bike is testing, don't thrash yourself up the hils into the wind, just find a steady effort and maintain forward momentum. It will be mostly back wind from mile 75 ( top of M del Rio). It will be warm , drink enough and eat enough. At times it will be hard, Ive never done an IM distance race that was easy.

There is still 2 months to get some training done.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 20:38

There was a wise person around these parts?????


Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 21:38

They have enough to ensure adequate hydration.


Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 18:12

In other news. The bumpy bit of road from the top of Mirador del Rio has been resurfaced and is smooth tarmac all way down. However the Nazaret road is still as bad as ever and will give your undercarriage a beating it will never forget.

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